Malabar Spinach Curry – Vaali Bendi

The Malabar Spinach or Vine Spinach is a climbing vine much akin to the usual spinach, except that it has very thick, edible stems. It is also called Pui Shak in Hindi/Bengali, Mayalu in Marathi, Basale Soppu in Kannada & Vaali Bhaji in Konkani. (see picture below) This plant has numerous health benefits & isContinue reading “Malabar Spinach Curry – Vaali Bendi”

Subzi Miloni – Garden Veggies in Spinach Gravy

A beautiful bouquet of mixed vegetables in a deliciously -spiced spinach-mint gravy. That’s Subzi Miloni for you. Of course, the combination of veggies is entirely up to your family’s taste – carrots, beans, baby corn, coloured bell peppers, potatoes, zucchini, mushroom-the sky is the limit! Best part is that you can add the paneer onlyContinue reading “Subzi Miloni – Garden Veggies in Spinach Gravy”

One Pot Dill Chickpea Rice – Suva Pulao

A mildly flavoured one pot rice dish, with the subtle citrusy-grassy fragrance of fresh dill leaves (of the aniseed or saunf plant), studded with chickpeas or red kidney beans & fresh spinach leaves. Ideal for days without too much masala in your food, yet ensuring your daily intake of protein, vitamins, fibre & probiotics, all-in-one-meal.Continue reading “One Pot Dill Chickpea Rice – Suva Pulao”

Gongura Pappu / Dal – Tangy Sorrel Leaves Lentil

In Andhra Pradesh, South India, there is no dish that can get more authentic than a traditional Gongura delicacy such as Pappu (dal), pickle, Pachadi, thokku(chutney), Pulihora (rice) or the ever-popular Gongura Mutton Stew (Mamsam) amongst many others. In India, there is a common tendency to shy away from leafy green veggies during the rainyContinue reading “Gongura Pappu / Dal – Tangy Sorrel Leaves Lentil”

Spinach & Corn Jade Rice

Delicious & healthy fresh green spinach loaded with vitamins, iron & dietary fibre cooked & tossed with sweet corn, paneer & a few other flavourings to make a well- balanced vegetarian one pot rice meal. Ideal for busy days & a great way to mask spinach while cooking for kids. If you prefer you canContinue reading “Spinach & Corn Jade Rice”